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Should the federal government even have laws regarding marriage?

#1Sniper_BrosefPosted 3/27/2013 3:33:49 PM
It is usually argued, and I agree, that marriage is a religious concept and act and, therefore, since man shall not lie with man, gay marriage is wrong. Yet if it's a religious concept then why is our government making laws with respect to it? The first part of the first amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion


So shouldn't our government, if it wants to afford certain rights to joined couples, issue civil union certificates so as not to violate the first amendment?
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#2Evil Genius 9Posted 3/27/2013 3:35:36 PM
OK people, if you haven't gotten it by now, this should be your cue to start ignoring Sniper.

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#3MysteryMan2000Posted 3/27/2013 3:39:25 PM
No government should be involved in marriage. Get rid of all government benefits for marriage. Let people, heterosexual or homosexual, do whatever rituals they want to show their love for one another and call it what they want, but keep the State out of it.
#4KenZoePosted 3/27/2013 3:40:01 PM
Marriage predates Christianity. Nice try Bro-sef.
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#5Heineken14Posted 3/27/2013 3:40:09 PM
From: Sniper_Brosef | #001
It is usually argued, and I agree, that marriage is a religious concept


Then you'd be wrong.

That was easy.
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#6Sniper_Brosef(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2013 3:43:18 PM
MysteryMan2000 posted...
No government should be involved in marriage. Get rid of all government benefits for marriage. Let people, heterosexual or homosexual, do whatever rituals they want to show their love for one another and call it what they want, but keep the State out of it.


I agree completely. I don't think it's up to our government to define marriage. Although this would pose issues with respect to divorce and dividing assets, I think we can get around that with certain guidelines such as set limits for how long you've lived in the same home, how long you've been together, etc...


KenZoe posted...
Marriage predates Christianity. Nice try Bro-sef.


Christianity isn't the oldest religion...
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#7Red XlVPosted 3/27/2013 3:51:11 PM
From: Sniper_Brosef | Posted: 3/27/2013 6:33:49 PM | #001
It is usually argued, and I agree, that marriage is a religious concept

Your basic premise is wrong. Marriage is not a religious concept at all.
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#8TreGoodaPosted 3/27/2013 3:53:03 PM
Marriage was originally an economic institution tbqh.
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#9Zero_DestroyerPosted 3/27/2013 4:57:24 PM
Sniper_Brosef posted...

Christianity isn't the oldest religion...


I don't think Babylonians married due to religion, good sir.
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#10Sniper_Brosef(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2013 5:12:42 PM
Zero_Destroyer posted...
Sniper_Brosef posted...

Christianity isn't the oldest religion...


I don't think Babylonians married due to religion, good sir.


Right, and our idea of marriage is based on what the babylonians had? lol, just put my views aside and what do you think? The government shouldn't even be involved in this issue right?
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